Discover 26 homeschooling tips for both new homeschoolers and seasoned ones. Find encouragement, tips, and ideas from A to Z!
Welcome to my ABCs of homeschooling series! I’m so glad you have joined me. For the entire month of April, I will be posting a new installment every Monday through Saturday. I’ll share my thoughts on all things homeschooling from record-keeping to obstacles and so much more.
I hope you’ll come back each day and find encouragement or tips and resources to help you as you embark on your homeschool journey.
Some homeschoolers are required to track attendance. Others choose to do so, because they want to know where they are in their school year. Whatever the reason, here are some tips and resources for tracking attendance in your homeschool.
Homeschool balance. Is it possible to achieve? How do you do it all? How do you manage all that needs to be done in your homeschool? Around the house? How do you handle the homeschool balancing act?
You don’t have to enter into a lifetime commitment when you make the decision to homeschool. Take it one year at a time. See where God leads you.
Every year, homeschool moms have to decide what subjects they’re going to teach and which curricula they will use. How, though, do you make those monumental decisions? Here are some tips to help you make these decisions without becoming overwhelmed.
In homeschooling, it’s important to assess and evaluate on a regular basis in order to know when it’s time to move on to the next skill or topic. Come see how we evaluate progress in our homeschooling without relying solely on end-of-unit and standardized tests.
Flexibility is the key to homeschool sanity! Don’t be a slave to your schedule. Learn how to create a flexible homeschool schedule that works for you.
Are grade levels important in homeschooling? Does it matter what grade the kids are in? One veteran mom weighs in on when it is important and when it’s not.
Homeschooling Your Way
Do you homeschool or school-at-home? What’s the best method? Find what works best for you, and embrace it. Enjoy homeschooling your way!
Help foster independence in your homeschool with a few easy steps. Homeschooling allows me the freedom to guide my children closely when necessary and the freedom to give them independence where I can.
With so much on our plates, it’s easy to get lost in the everyday tasks of being at home – cleaning the house, fixing dinner, homeschooling, etc. How can we adjust our focus and rediscover the joy of homeschooling?
Being behind in your homeschool is frustrating. It’s very overwhelming, and I want to throw in the towel! How do I find the motivation to keep going when we’re so far behind?
No two homeschools will look alike. Everyone’s needs and family dynamics are different. When a homeschool mom knows her limits, she can set herself up for a successful year!
One of the blessings of homeschooling is the ability to help my child master concepts before we move on to the next one. This ensures that there I’m not leaving them behind. While mastery sounds great, what does it look like in real life? Comes see.
So, you’ve made the decision to homeschool your kids. Now, however, you’re facing some negative feedback about it. How do you handle negativity about your decision to homeschool? Here’s what I do…
Over the past 18 years, many obstacles have threatened to crumble my homeschool. Explore three of my biggest obstacles and how I overcame them.
It’s a good thing patience is not a prerequisite for being a homeschool mom. I wouldn’t pass that test. It’s a good thing that God gives us both grace to make it through another homeschool day when one of both of us blow it!
After 15 years of homeschooling, I have learned that I will never be successful if I continue to compare my homeschool to someone else’s. Comparison can lead to discontentment and negativity. How can we quit the homeschool comparison trap?
There are so many benefits to reading to children. Come discover the importance of read alouds and where to find suggestions for your next book!
Sick days. They’re inevitable. But, they don’t have to be a total bust. Here are three ways we make the most of a homeschool sick day.
Not all homeschool families start out homeschooling. For various reasons, parents make the decision to homeschool their children. Here are five tips for making the transition from public school to homeschool a little smoother.
When I started this homeschool journey fifteen years ago, I thought I knew the benefits. However, we have discovered many unexpected benefits of homeschooling. Come see if you have discovered any of these yourself.
Very Bad Day
Bad days in inevitable in daily life. Homeschooling is no exception. Here are some tips for resetting the no good, very bad days of homeschooling!
Many young kids can’t sit still for an entire school day. Homeschoolers have the freedom to let their kids move about to refresh and refocus. Here are some tips on how to homeschool a wiggle worm – from a mom who’s been there!
Extra-curricular activities are a great way to round out your child’s educational experience. Come check out this list of ideas that your homeschool kids may enjoy!
Year Round Homeschooling
For the past 15 years of homeschooling, we’ve followed the public school calendar. Come see why we are making the switch to year round homeschooling next year.
When you’re facing burnout, how can you stay zealous in your homeschool? I have three tips to share with you.
More Homeschool Tips
Have you fallen for these lies homeschooling moms believe? I did. But, now I know the truth! Don’t let these lies sabotage your homeschool!
How long is a typical homeschool day? Every family is different, therefore, there is no set rule as to how long your day must be. Consider this…
Resources for Homeschool Moms
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of how to homeschool books that will help you plan your homeschool year. You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Creating Homeschool Balance – “Creating Homeschool Balance” will help you understand what balance looks like, feels like, and how to create it. Your Goals This Year – No matter which kind of homeschool parent you are, this book will help you understand the stages of homeschooling high school, put you on the path to success, and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. You can homeschool through high school, and here are the tools to help you. Scheduling: The Secret to Homeschool Sanity – When you homeschool, it’s important to take time to plan and rest, and not just work, work, work! Using schedules in your homeschool can help you avoid burnout.